Learn about Preventive Dentistry from our Quincy Dentist
James McDonough, DDS helps his patients with a variety of dental services including cleanings and preventive dental care. These treatments help you avoid cavities, enamel wear, gum disease, and other oral health care problems that can become costly and painful. At Wollaston Dental Group, we believe that good oral health enhances our ability to smile, speak, eat, and show the range of our emotional expressions.
The earlier you can begin proper oral hygiene habits, the better. Daily tooth cleaning should begin as soon as your child’s first tooth erupts, as well as their first trip to the dentist. It’s never too early or too late to start practicing a strong oral health routine, and there are many in-office and at-home care activities you can do, including:
Diet: A balanced diet is very important to maintain good oral health. Foods that are high in carbohydrates and sugar feed the bacteria that produce dental plaque. Calcium-rich diets can help decrease your risks of developing gum disease and jaw deterioration.
Regular Dental Visits: Many dental conditions start out without pain, so you may not even be aware of them. It is a good idea to visit your dentist at least every six months to prevent problems that can cause significant damage if left untreated. Checking dental growth and development is very important, especially in children.
At-Home Oral Hygiene: Brushing and flossing at least twice a day, or after every meal, is the most important prevention technique you can perform at home. This prevents the buildup of plaque which produces tartar. Tartar is a sticky substance with acid-producing bacteria that causes tooth decay and can lead to gum disease.
Orthodontics: Eating and speaking can be impaired by a bad bite (malocclusion), and crooked teeth are hard to keep clean. An improper bite can be corrected with the use of dental braces or clear teeth aligners like Invisalign®. Adults, as well as children, can benefit greatly from orthodontic intervention, and not just for aesthetic reasons.
Contact Wollaston Dental Group Today
Preventive dentistry and regular cleanings can result in less extensive and less expensive treatment for many dental conditions and help keep your natural teeth healthy for a lifetime. Daily activities, self-esteem, and your overall health can all be improved by maintaining a strong oral health care routine that includes consistent in-home care and regular dental visits. Call today and schedule an appointment with Dr. McDonough at Wollaston Dental Group for a complete evaluation and get started on the path to great oral health.